Responsible for the preparation and negotiation of certain Tri-State contracts as assigned. Negotiates and drafts contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require. Assists in the administration of contracts and agreements. Provides billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.
Note: There is one position available and the position will be filled at one of four job grade levels: Contract Analyst II, job grade NB20; Contract Analyst III, job grade NB21 or Senior Contract Analyst, job grade NB22. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected, and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.
Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Contract Analyst II
Hiring Salary Range:$74,000-$92,000
Contract Analyst III
Hiring Salary Range: $81,000-$102,000
Senior Contract Analyst
Hiring Salary Range: $90,000-$112,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Negotiate, develop, analyze, research and execute complex contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require, for:
Joint system participation, cost sharing and construction
Transmission System Interconnection and construction among and between different entities
New member system/customer-owner points of delivery
Operation and/or maintenance
Telecommunications and/or system metering
Other topics, as assigned
Administration of the above contracts and amendments through their lifecycles.
Provide billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.
Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State’s culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State’s culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support standardization, process documentation, and continuous process improvement efforts as assigned.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
Demonstrated ability regarding professionalism; must be detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to turn concepts into written form.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, with the ability to clearly and effectively draft contracts and work with internal and external legal staff.
Excellent critical thinking and collaboration skills.
Negotiation skills. Ability to advocate for commercial terms and conditions that are favorable to Tri-State, while understanding priorities of counterparties so that mutually beneficial agreements can be reached.
Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others; facilitates highly technical discussions with the ability to understand and interpret project development, engineering and legal concepts relating to contracts.
Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
S. degree in Engineering (Power Engineering preferred), Business, Economics, Contracts, Technical Writing, Law or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Ability to apply engineering theory and principles in drafting contracts for electric utilities and transmission or power delivery.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with all levels of personnel within and outside the company.
Ability to interact successfully with all levels of organizations within Tri-State, Member Systems, and third-party entities.
Ability to multi-task, be highly adaptable, demonstrate proficiency in MS Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel; exercise research skills, decisiveness and self-management.
General knowledge of government regulations affecting electric utilities.
General knowledge of contract law (some formal training preferred).
Eight (8) years of progressive experience with an electric utility in planning, operations, engineering, maintenance or contracting.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced degree in related discipline.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.